Experiences

OTRONICON brings together the entertaining world of consumer video games with a behind-the-scenes view of the art, technology and science that form the foundation and the future of both the videogame and simulation industries. Families and individuals of all ages will have a tremendous range of places and opportunities to explore.

 

For Families

Who said video games are just for kids? Live out your childhood dreams behind the wheel of a racing car or in the cockpit of a fighter jet in one of our state of the art simulators. Or play and interact with the best in gaming and digital technology. There is something for everyone to enjoy including virtual reality, interactive surface tables, next-generation consoles and even classic arcade machines!

 

For Gamers

Are you good? Really good? Good enough to face off on some of your favorite games in person? At Otronicon, you can test your skills on more than 100 gaming stations in a variety of competition formats.

 

For Educators

Otronicon offers interactive worshops uniquely designed for middle and high school students to explore the world of gaming technology. Students can work with industry-based tools for simulation and game design.

 

"Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! Step right up! Witness scientific wonders that will make you wonder. See the magic that "stems" from (S)cience (T)echnology (E)ngineering and (M)ath. It is all here at Otronicon v.10 where Walt Disney World Engineers presents Math Magic 'Science Fair!'"

This exhibit has several demonstrations that go the behind the scenes of animated figures. In these demos, Disney will show the difference between digital and analog control for animated figures.

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Get a hands-on overview of how a video game is created courtesy of Unity, the company of which VentureBeat said, "Few companies have contributed as much to the flowing of independently produced games as Unity Technologies."

Visit their exhibit among the Indie Video Game Developer Showcase as well as their presentations throughout the four days.

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The University of Central Florida's School of Visual Arts and Design presents the Character Animation Specialization exhibit in which guests can watch a selection of 3-D animated shorts from previous character animation cohorts. Also see what current animation students have been working on in their senior capstone projects: "Snacktime" and "Enchanted Ink." SVAD students will also be on-site animating, lighting, testing renders and adjusting cameras live from the show floor. Attendees may engage the students in discussions about the animation process or ask specific questions about the program they animate in called Maya.

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The University of Central Florida College of Psychology gets involved with Otronicon for the first time this year to showcase the UCF Pegasys Virtual Reality system. Children can interact with avatars to help create artificial intelligence to earn prizes!

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Learn all there is to know about the number two-rated graduate game design program in the nation and play from a selection of independent games FIEA's students have been working on and published over the last several months.

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Orlando Science Center • 777 E. Princeton Street • Orlando, Florida 32803 • Phone: 407.514.2000 • Email: gservices@osc.org
The Science Center is supported by United Arts of Central Florida, host of power2give.org/centralflorida and the collaborative Campaign for the Arts. This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.